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Re: SMIL dtd

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:05:12 -0600
To: Andrea Goethals <andrea_goethals@harvard.edu>
Message-Id: <66C1D34C-0A93-4283-9A9F-F5640E2EC6C5@w3.org>
Cc: site-comments@w3.org

On 12 Nov 2010, at 11:13 AM, Andrea Goethals wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I saw on your system status page that your server is responding  
> slowly to DTD requests. Is there any update on this problem? We have  
> a validation process that requests the SMIL DTD (http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-smil/SMIL10.dtd 
> ) that started failing last week. We are able to retrieve the DTD  
> instantly using curl, but when we request the DTD from our java  
> program (running on the same machine) we get a 500 server error  
> every time. There hasn't been a change to our program and we are  
> able to retrieve other DTDs with it successfully. We're not making  
> requests to the web server very often, and we're able to retrieve  
> the DTD using curl, so it doesn't seem like our IP address is being  
> blocked. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Please see our FAQ on this:
  http://www.w3.org/Help/Webmaster#block

And this blog post and following comments:
  http://www.w3.org/blog/systeam/2008/02/08/w3c_s_excessive_dtd_traffic

  _ Ian

>
> thanks,
> Andrea
>
>
> Andrea Goethals
> Digital Preservation and Repository Services Manager
> Harvard University Library Office for Information Systems
> 90 Mt. Auburn Street
> Cambridge, MA 02138
> phone: (617) 495-3724
> andrea_goethals@harvard.edu
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